Facebook just released its Messenger Kids app to seventy new nations, saying it will assist the kids to deal with problems of distance learning and isolation during the current lockdown. The application, which targets kids under 13, will also include a “supervised friending” feature which enables parents to approve new connections.
Facebook’s global head of safety Antigone Davis had this to say, “With schools closed and people physically distancing, parents are turning to technology more than ever to help their kids connect with friends and family.”
“Messenger Kids is a video chat and messaging app that helps kids connect with friends and family in a fun, parent-controlled space. Today, we’re starting to roll out Messenger Kids to more countries and we’re adding new choices for parents to connect kids with friends. Parents have told us they want to be able to give their kids more independence in managing their contact list while still maintaining parental supervision. Previously, it was up to parents to invite and approve every contact for their child. Now with supervised friending, parents can choose to allow their kids to also accept, reject, add or remove contacts, while maintaining the ability to override any new contact approvals.”
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With this new development, children can now connect in groups to keep learning despite school closures and under parental supervision.
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